8 Apr 2018

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Race Day Info

For the marathon runners: we warmly recommend you to use the underground metro and get off at Metro B (line) Circo Massimo station (very close to the Race Left Luggage Service). On marathon day (April 10th), the entrance/exit on Via dei Fori Imperiali of the Metro B Colosseo station will remain closed.

 

BIB NUMBER 

Bib numbers are assigned on the basis of running times declared by

each participant during registration. Since your bib number also displays

your personal data, it must exclusively be worn by you. No swapping is allowed.

Please check for mistakes and possibly report any immediately to the staff in charge. 

The timing chip is disposable and embedded in the back of race bib. Place the safety

pins by using the holes at the bib’s corners. Do not fold your bib. Bib numbers must be

PROPERLY fixed on the front of your race t-shirt and made visible. 

The arm band assigned to you is the same colour as your bib and corresponds to

your starting area. You will have to wear it show to the staff members when entering 

the restricted athletes area in Via di San Gregorio. The arm band will not have to be 

returned and it is yours to keep as a souvenir of your event.

 

LEFT LUGGAGE SERVICE 

A left luggage card with your bib number will be included within your bib envelope and 

 

 

 

MUST BE INSERTED IN THE TRANSPARENT POCKET OF THE NEW BALANCE 

22nd ACEA MARATONA DI ROMA BACKPACK. If you wish to use the Left Luggage facilities 

you must use this backpack only; no others will be accepted. You may use this service until 

half an hour  from the race start.

The Organization will not be held responsible for valuables left inside the backpack. 

You may find the left luggage lorries in Via di San Gregorio (from Porta Capena to Via Celio Vibenna). 

Each lorry is marked with a number which you will find on your BIB. Please use the lorry 

with the corresponding number. 

You will be able to collect your backpack from the same lorry at the Marathon finish area 

(Via dei Fori Imperiali). From 8.10 it will be no longer be possible to accept backpacks since 

the lorries will be moving away from Via di San Gregorio. 

 

STARTING AREA - VIA DEI FORI IMPERIALI 

Access to ALL RUNNERS must occur through VIA DI SAN GREGORIO-ARCH OF CONSTANTINE 

following the left luggage service area. 

Remember to wear your arm band since, at this point, you will find an entrance arch where you 

will undergo a first BIB and arm band check.

You will follow the restricted area and reach enter the pre-race area inVia dei Fori Imperiali. 

Once you enter Via dei Fori Imperiali, you will find a changing area and toilet facilities located 

in front of the Metro B entrance “Colosseo”

NO envelope, bag or backpack is admitted in the pre-race area and in the race course!

 

PRE-RACE CHECK AND START 

In front of the Tourist Information Center, moving on in Via dei Fori Imperiali, you will find two arches which will 

indicate the side of your starting area letter as follows: on the left hand side entrance to areasA and D 

and on the right hand side entrance to areas B and C. By identifying your side, you will help us insure a more 

lean and easy entrance for all.

Entrance to this area will be granted from 7.50 am in Via dei Fori Imperiali / Largo Corrado Ricci. 

You will enter the cordoned area which will lead you to the Start (in this area you may undergo 

a check to ensure proper functioning of your chip. Attention: any runner found with an irregular or 

counterfeit bib will be disqualified!). You will be channeled through the area corresponding to your 

bib number and reach your start area. Once you enter the start area you will not be able to exit unless 

you wish to leave the race completely.

The following start areas have been established on the basis of the PB declared:

Men Women

Start area Top BIBs: Bib numbers from 1 to 50 from F 1 to F 30

Start area A: Bib numbers from 51 to 600 from F 31 to F 150

Start area B: Bib numbers from 601 to 3000 from F 151 to F 600

Start area C: Bib numbers from 3001 to 9000 from F 601 to F 2200

Start area D (also fit walking area): Bib numbers from 9001 to 15000 from F 2201 to F 4000

You may only enter the area which has been assigned to you, although runners who have been 

assigned areas A and B may choose to start from areas C and D. 

This has been arranged in order to improve the initial flow of athletes and help the overall organisation. 

Please be a good sport and allow the faster runners to get off to a good start. 

Please note that your ‘real time’ will be recorded and valid. 

The race will start at 8:35 am (slight time variations may occur depending on technical or television 

requirements).

 

NEW: WAVE  START

Among the numerous enhancements that mark this 22^ Acea Maratona di Roma, in order to improve the 

flow of athletes during the start phase of the race and for an optimum management of the refreshment 

areas along the whole course, a “wave” start has been organized.

The start line will undergo no variation with regards to last year and will be located, as usual, 

in Via dei Fori Imperiali (close to Via di San Pietro in Carcere). The race will start at different time slots 

according to the starting areas. Ranking for Top Runners men from 1 to 50 and women from 

1 to 30 will be based on the time at the gunshot official race start, while for all the others, ranking 

be based on the Real Time which will also be valid for category and club ranking. 

Wave start times have been arranged as follows:

- 8.35: Runners with disabilities start

- 8.40: First wave start Top Runners + athletes in A and B areas 

- 8.45: Second wave start Athletes in C area 

- 8.51: Third wave start Athletes in D area 

On the Start and Finish line structure and every 5 kms you will find three different chronometers 

each corresponding and indicating the wave timing.

 

RUNNERS WITH DISABILITIES 

Hand bike and wheelchair athletes will start at 8:35 am so please cheer and respect them 

and do not get in their way.

 

PACERS 

Look after and follow your pacers! Here below are the colours and

related times:1st Wave: 3:00 yellow, 3:15 green, 3:30 light blue;

2nd Wave: 3:30 light blue, 3:45 orange, 4:00 pink, 4:15 white, 4:30 blue;

3rd Wave: 4:00 pink, 4:15 white, 4:30 blue, 4:45 red, 5:00 purple, 5:30 dark green,

6:00 silver, 6:30 brown, 7:00 gold, 7:30 black.

You will find them well distributed according to their times in the related start waves

and areas. For your convenience, on the basis of the new different waves, pacers with

the same time will be distributed within the different start waves.

 

REFRESHMENT POINTS

8 refreshment points available at km: 5 - 10 - 15 - 20 -

25 - 30 - 35 and 40. Water and energy drinks will be offered at every refreshment

point. Fruit and biscuits will be available starting from the refreshment point at km

15.

 

SPONGES 7 sponging stations at km: 7,5 - 12,5 - 17,5 - 22,5 - 27,5 - 32,5 and

37,5.

 

TOILETS They are located at the start/finish area and after all refreshment and

sponge stations along the racecourse. Toilets will be open from 7:00am to 4:00

pm.

 

WITHDRAWAL If you wish to withdraw, a shuttle service to the start/finish area,
provided by Protezione Civile (Civil Protection Unit), will be available at the half
marathon, Km 25, 30 and 35 as well as busses available at the first aid points.

 

UNOFFICIAL RUNNERS AND BICYCLES 

Unauthorized bicycles are strictly forbidden. Traffic wardens and race supervisors will 

be present to enforce this rule. The Marathon is a foot race and bicycles could place competitors at risk.

 

TIME LIMITS 

Anyone who does not reach the half marathon within 3:45 and 35km within 6 hours from the

gunshot start will be asked by the judges to stop.

THE OVERALL TIME LIMIT IS 7H30 FROM THE TIME OF THE THIRD WAVE GUNSHOT. 

The time limit will be maintained by two pace makers who will be wearing black shirts and balloons with the time /:30 time mark. Once the pace makers will pass the 10, 15, half marathon, 25, 30, 35 kilometres, athletes found at a considerable distance behind them will be assisted if necessary and asked to leave the competition due to the request and needs of local authorities.

 

FINISH AREA (Via dei Fori Imperiali

At the 42km, you will be guided towards the arrival. Once you pass the finish line you will 

be handed the following (in this order):

- the medal;

- a thermal blanket;

- a goody bag containing water, an energy drink, fruit, and other food supplements.

In a specific area at the arrival you will find a refreshment for athletes suffering celiac disease.

Medical staff will be on-hand immediately after the finish on the left hand side.

Once you leave the finish line area you will be welcomed by the organization staff who will guide you 

towards the Medical station, the Massage, refreshments and Left Luggage areas. You will also find official photographers who will be glad to take pictures of you, your medal and the beautiful surrounding area of ancient Rome.

Once you reach the Left Luggage area you will be able to retrieve your bag by locating your truck on the basis of the number located on your BIB. You will also find the toilets and change area in front of the Metro Station Colosseo, please respect and take care of the areas surrounding you.

In this area, in Via dei Fori Imperiali/Colosseo, in front of the Information Center, you will find the medal 

engraving tent where you will be able to personalize your medal (service with charge – a voucher will 

be in your bib envelope, if you have pre-purchased it: don’t forget to bring it on the race day).

 

RANKINGS - DIPLOMA – PHOTOS - VIDEOS 

Official results including intermediate and final times (provided by TDS)  will be available after the race free of charge on www.maratonadiroma.it and where you may also download your participation diploma for free. On www.fotostudio5.com you can purchase a diploma on special paper with the picture of you crossing the finish line. All the pictures (both of the race course and at the finish) will be on sale at www.fotostudio5.com. Personal videos (service by MySports and sponsored by New Balance) will be available after the race free of charge on www.maratonadiroma.it and on Facebook profiles of the participants who join the service If you have purchased the HD personal video streaming / download service, you can access the MySports.tv website from the rankings page: you will find your video on this site.

 

FREE METRO 

On the race day) the travel on the Metro A, B, B1, C  will be free of charge (timetable: 6 am – 8.30 am), at stops monitored by ATAC staff, and from Metro B stops of Circo Massimo and Cavour (timetable 6 am – 5.30 pm) for all marathon and Roma Fun Run La Stracittadina participants. Your bib number must be made visible. The stop of Metro B Colosseo is closed. To get the left luggage service and to access the pre-race area you have to get off at Metro B Circo Massimo (close to Via di San Gregorio)! 

 

SHOWERS SERVICE

If you would like to take a shower after the marathon, the following facilities

will be available and free to runners (timetable: 11 am – 6 pm):

- STADIO DELLE TERME DI CARACALLA “NANDO MARTELLINI” Viale Guido

Bacelli, 14 (near Metro B Circo Massimo) 

- DUE PONTI SPORTING CLUB Via dei Due Ponti, 48 

- FORUM ROMA SPORT CENTER Via Cornelia, 49 

Show your bib number at the entrance.

 

ART CARD

Maratona di Roma Art Card allows two free admissions for ten museums and art galleries of Rome, part of the museum network of the Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo.

Valid from April 7th until April 14th 2016. Maratona di Roma Art Card is inside your bib number envelope. Info  

 

ROME MARATHON AFTER PARTY 

The Acea Maratona di Roma after party will be held at Nur Bar, in Via del Teatro Valle 19. 

The party will begin at 6.30 pm until late at night Sunday, April 10th . Admission: EUR

10,00 for Acea Maratona di Roma and Roma Fun Run participants (don’t forget your medal or bib) 

and friends. Includes buffet and first consumption.

Free entry for children under 14. Food is served until 10:00 pm.

 

APP MARATONA DI ROMA BY NEW BALANCE (available soon)

Download it for free. General Info, Live Tracker, interactive map of the race course, immediate results: your race in Rome!

 

MONDAY, APRIL 11: IN THE KIOSK THE NAMES OF ALL THE FINISHERS

Monday, April 11 the newspaper Corriere dello Sport publishes the results and the names of all finishers!

 

 

 

THE NEXT EDITION OF THE MARATONA DI ROMA WILL BE HELD ON APRIL THE 2rd 2017.